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The Web Week in Review

Posted on 6.15.2011

A lot of developments have occurred in online business the past seven days, with most of the usual suspects grabbing the biggest headlines. Some other, lesser-known entities also made news this week, making this an important time for Web watchers to be on alert.

We did our best to catch you up on the latest happenings by providing the links below, but you can always get yourself up to speed by visiting

Moving Forward
Research firm Forrester has some new data that confirms the slower-than-expected push toward mobile commerce.

Everything’s Relative
Advertisers are first in line to benefit from two recently released enhancements to the Google display network.

Direct Requests
SEO experts can now begin to initiate relationships with those capable of executing inbound link-building strategies.

More Ad Sense
Google is reportedly in discussions to purchase a display firm called Admeld, the company’s latest push toward image- and video-driven advertising.

Prepare for Launch
The tenuous relationship between Facebook and Apple has not prevented the social network from creating its first iPhone app – even though it’s taken three years.

Reputation Killer
If deployed hastily and without proper awareness, email marketing can do more harm than good.

High Priority
The demand for actionable insights from analytics data was cited as the number-one priority in a recent IBM survey of mid-market CIOs.
More for Me
Already heard too much information about daily deals? Then don’t read about the latest Android app from T-Mobile.

Hard Core
The most recognized Internet registrar on the planet, GoDaddy, joins dozens of others by selling the new .XXX domain extension.

Confidence Builder
The latest Merchant Confidence Index survey has revealed that new local ad offerings from Facebook are seeing increased pick-up and may even be putting the pressure on companies such as Google and Groupon.

Speak Up, Please
Google has announced some new features designed to simplify Web searches, including desktop voice search.

Web Workaholism
Web workers enjoy freedoms that traditional employees can only imagine – but who wins out in the end?


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